This is what I’ve been waiting to hear. Now we need to get them just as rattled about the House. Via Taegan.
Republicans no longer think they’re going to retake the Senate, according to the latest National Journal Political Insiders Poll, “a stunning drop in optimism for a party that began 2012 confident it would regain control of the chamber.”
Just 4% of GOP insiders rate their chances as “high,” a free fall in confidence from February when 66% of Republicans were bullish they’d win the four seats necessary to take control.
Another golden opportunity for the D’s, he was redistricted into a mostly Hispanic area that went overwhelmingly for PBO.
Veteran Rep. David Dreier, one of California’s most influential Republicans in Congress, announced Wednesday that he won’t be running for reelection, perhaps the biggest casualty of the state’s first-ever citizens-drawn political map, which cast him into a politically inhospitable district.
Dreier is the sixth California House member to announce his retirement when his term expires, further shaking up a delegation that has built up clout on Capitol Hill because of its stability over the years.
Dreier, chairman of the House Rules Committee, made the announcement on the House floor, citing Congress’ “abysmally low approval rating.”
“The American people are asking for change in Congress,” he said.
Dreier’s retirement is not a surprise, given the challenges he faced in winning reelection in a redrawn district.
As always, the bigots are the ones with the loudest voices.
PRINCETON, NJ — Americans are more likely to say they would vote for than against a law that would grant legal status to illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children if they join the military or attend college. This is the major thrust of the DREAM Act legislation Congress is now considering to provide a path to citizenship for thousands of young adults living in the United States illegally.
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WASHINGTON (CNN) – Six in 10 Americans support a “cap and trade” proposal to cut pollution, according to a new national poll.
Sixty percent of those questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey say they favor “cap and trade,” a Democratic sponsored plan in which the federal government would limit the amount of greenhouse gases that companies could produce in their factories or power plants. Thirty-seven percent oppose the proposal, which would penalize companies that exceed greenhouse gas limits with fines or by making those businesses pay money to other companies that producer smaller amounts of pollution.
The survey indicates a generational divide, with 68 percent of Americans under age 50 supporting “cap and trade” but those 50 and older split on the issue.
“This is one more example of the growing generation gap that is shaping politics and policy in this country,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. “Younger Americans voted for Obama and tend to welcome change. Older Americans were less enamored of change in the 2008 election and senior citizens were the only age group that voted for John McCain.”
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